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Anatomy of a Song: "Sounds Of Silence"
Simon and Garfunkel
"Just how much do you know about Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Sounds Of Silence"? Pit yourself against 10 questions about the song and/or associated facts. Song #25 in the 'Anatomy' series."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In the opening to the the song, who/what is the singer talking to?
His spirit guide
Where was it that the singer "walked alone"?
In sleepless dreams
In sleepless nights
In restless dreams
In restless nights
What did the "vision softly creeping" leave whilst the singer was sleeping?
A calling card
What were the "narrow streets" constructed of?
(One Word - check the spelling if unsure!)
To the best of our knowledge, what can we assume the weather conditions were during the song?
Apart from the "street lamp", what other kind of light is mentioned in the song?
At least how many people were "writing songs that voices never share"?
In the song, we have "people hearing without listening". Which of these other activities are the people also doing?
People tasting without eating
People smelling without sniffing
People talking without speaking
People touching without feeling
What disease do Simon & Garfunkel use to make an analogous reference to silence?
In the last verse, we hear where "the words of the prophets" are written. Which 60s female singer would caution against sleeping in that place?
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Compiled May 19 13